General Electric Company (GE) announced that it will develop its first African installation of solar hybrid technology at the Indomie Noodles factory in Kaduna, northern Nigeria, later this year to reduce emissions.

The 575kW photovoltaic (PV) plant will be integrated with the company’s existing diesel generators and micro-grid system. Once installed, the hybrid solution is expected to deliver 18% reduction in diesel fuel and associated emissions at the site.

“This installation is an example of what’s possible for solar technology on a smaller commercial scale,” said Jeff Wyatt, General Manager of GE’s solar and energy storage units, All Africa reported.

GE has previously announced plans to support the financing, design, and building of infrastructure and capacity across key sectors of the Nigerian economy, including rail, energy, and healthcare.